I have a 15 gallon tall planted tank with 40w CF
for lighting. I have a small CO2
system on it as well. The good news is that my fish seem healthy and my plants are growing nicely. I do have two slight problems that I'd like your input on though:
1. Snails. This wasn't a problem for a long time, but they're starting to get big and there's getting to be more and more of them. I know that Clown Loaches would take care of this problem in a jiffy, but the tank is only 15 gallons. Do other loaches eat snails too? Is there a more suitable loach for a 15 gallon?
2. Algae. My algae problem isn't bad, and it's my understanding that algae haunts every planted tank at some point or another. I think the algae problem really got started when I was lazy about replacing my CO2
when the reaction ran out of fuel. It's the fuzzy green algae, and a pain to get rid of - but not nearly as sticky as black beard algae. I've had good luck with true Siamese Algae Eaters in the past, and thinking about getting a couple more. However, I'd like to fix the problem that's causing the algae rather than treating the symptom.
I'm looking forward to your responses! Thanks!